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Request for qualifications issued for the Casey House facility replacement project

Infrastructure Ontario and Casey House have issued a request for qualifications to build and finance the Casey House facility replacement project, which will improve care and support services for those living with HIV/AIDS.

Casey House was Canada’s first stand-alone treatment facility for people with HIV/AIDS when it opened in 1988. The replacement project will consolidate all programs and services under one roof by renovating an existing heritage property at 571 Jarvis St. and incorporating a new 48,000-square-foot facility that will be built at 119 Isabella St. The new facility will feature: 14 in-patient beds, including two respite beds; office space for the development of home care programs; therapy rooms and community space for day health programs; new spaces for administrative and support services, including the Casey House Foundation; and underground parking for 15 vehicles.

The request for qualifications is the first step in the procurement process to select a team to build and finance the project. Submissions will be reviewed to pre-qualify project teams with the required construction capability, experience and financial capacity to undertake a project of this size and complexity. These teams will then be invited to respond to a request for proposals, which is expected to be released in early 2014.

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